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SIP - ALASKA - 18 AAC 52.515

18 AAC 52.515. INSPECTION CHARGES.

(a) A certified station shall post in its customer service area a clearly legible sign that states

(b) If different inspection charges are imposed for different vehicles or circumstances, each separate charge must be posted.

(c) In addition to posting inspection charges, the station shall complete and provide each motorist with a cost quotation for the I/M test and issuance of a certificate of inspection. The quotation must be made by an employee of the station and agreed to by the motorist before an I/M test is conducted.

(d) The mechanic or station shall ensure that the motorist is
(e) Unless the implementing agency provides otherwise, after a failed test, the certified station shall give the motorist a written repair estimate for all necessary I/M repair work that separately lists the cost of performing the labor and the cost of providing the parts. A written repair estimate
(f) No work may be done and no charges may accrue until authorized by the motorist. No charge may be made for work done or parts supplied in excess of the estimate without the motorist's oral or written consent. For an oral consent, a station employee shall enter on the work order or invoice the date, time, name of the person who authorized the additional repairs, telephone number, if any, and a detailed summary of the additional parts, labor, and total additional cost. After completion of repairs, a station employee shall request the motorist to sign a notice and consent form in the following language:

I acknowledge notice and my oral approval of an increase in the original estimated price. (customer's signature)

(g) The certified station shall include in the written estimate a statement of any specialized automotive repair service that, if required to be done, will be done by another person. The station is responsible for this specialized, subcontracted service in the same manner as if the station or its employees had done it. No service may be done by someone other than the certified station without the motorist's consent. Unless the implementing agency requires otherwise, the station shall obtain the motorist's consent as follows:

I acknowledge notice and approval of the subcontracted inspection and repairs indicated above.

______________________ ______
(h) If the motorist's consent for a subcontracted repair is oral, a station employee shall make a notation on the work order of the date, time, name of person authorizing the subcontracted repair, telephone number called, if any, a description of each subcontracted repair to be performed, and the cost of parts and labor for each repair. Unless the implementing agency requires otherwise, after the repair work is completed, the station employee shall request the motorist to sign the following statement:

I acknowledge notice and oral approval of the subcontracted inspection and repairs indicated above.
______________________ ______
(i) If the motorist authorizes subcontracted repairs under (g) or (h) of this section, an employee of the certified station shall deliver the vehicle or part to be repaired to the subcontractor and retrieve the vehicle or part after the repairs are completed. The certified station shall then perform an after-repair I/M test. The owner or operator of the certified station shall pay the subcontractor and the motorist shall pay the certified station for the repair.

(j) A certified station may not charge a fee, and shall give the motorist a work order or invoice marked "no charge," for the following work:
(k) If the cost quotation issued under this section includes a free or reduced-charge I/M test with the purchase of some other service, the certified station shall provide the motorist with a complete I/M test before providing or charging for the other service. If the vehicle fails, the station shall perform a complete I/M test and provide the motorist with all other required documents before providing or charging for the originally advertised additional service.
(l) Repealed 1/1/2000.
State effective: 1/01/00; EPA effective: 3/11/02


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